Filipino landscape painter Isidro Ancheta immortalized the classic Philippine scenery, from the country’s breathtaking sites and natural wonders to the rural life. The barrio and seashore scenes are recurring themes. Ancheta was evidently inspired by the countryside, rendering nature through fine brush strokes and dark, realistic palette selection. His works also reflect farmers and fisherfolks against a background of rural land and seascapes. Planting Rice is one of Ancheta’s paintings in which he engaged with the elements of provincialism.